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Strategies for Reading a Scholarly Article
#1 Skip & Skinm
- On your first time around, read the sections that will help you determine if you want to read more deeply.
#2 Read with Purpose
- Focus on what you need to discover. Example: How does the article relate to my research project?
#3 Ask Questions
- Read the article looking for very specific information. Ask specific questions in each section such as "What is the hypothesis?" See handout (Google doc) for key questions.
#4 Interact with the Article
- Interact with the article by highlighting and making notes.
#5 Cut through the Jargon
#6 Read & Repeat
- If the article appears useful, re-read again. This time you may wish to tackle it from beginning to end.
#7 Explore the Sources
- Skim the titles found in the Reference section. Are there other sources relevant to your research?
Adapted from: https://libguides.valdosta.edu/reading-scholarly-articles
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: Interactive Tutorial
Questions for Analyzing a Scholarly Article (Google Doc)
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